Integrating
Confluence with
Enterprise Apps

  Robert Castaneda, 
  CEO - CustomWare
Integrating Data and Systems

     Where does data really live?

     Pass by value vs Pass by reference

     The evoluti...
Example – CRM Integration (Pass by
Reference)
Social Integration – Feedback
System
Business Veolocity




           Copyright © 2001-2009
           CustomWare
Integrating
 Confluence with
 BEA Aqualogic
      Portal
Charles Hall, EADS Astrium Ltd
   Mark Boxall, Chapter 26
Who we are




    Europe’s leading satellite      A Specialist Solutions provider for
manufacturer, number 3 worldwide.  ...
Astrium Portal

     BEA Aqualogic Interaction 6.1, aka ALUI

                                                 Federated S...
Astrium Portal

     Why use the Portal as a starting point?
      o Strategic platform for all new web
        applicatio...
Collaboration Landscape
        Enterprise
                                                                               ...
ALUI: Communities & Portlets

     Communities
      o Shared workspace for a group of users
      o A container for proje...
Portal & Wiki – The Vision

     Integrated into Communities
Portal & Wiki - Feedback



     Does the wiki replace the portal?


     Can you improve access to the wiki?
Evolution

     Vision of wiki spaces mapping to
      communities too restrictive

          Personal Wiki Portlet
      ...
Evolution

     Users want a seamless experience
      o Upload documents from the wiki UI into
        Portal Collaborati...
Evolution

     Chapter 26 & Astrium partner again to
      develop a server-side web service to
      return a login toke...
Solution Architecture
Linking things up

     Community Portlet   
-   
Scenario 1

     Federated Search    
-   
Scenario 2

     Single Sign ...
Linking things up

     Community Portlet
Linking things up

     Community Portlet
      o Uses Portal user identity to request login
        token from the SSO Pl...
Linking things up

     Federated Search
Linking things up

     Single Sign On
Linking things up

 
     Direct access to a wiki page:
       o Portal allows a URL to be constructed which
         targ...
Q & A
Autodesk and Wiki


…and a little SharePoint too
Collaboration Systems at Autodesk

                Salesforce

                                           Jira

          ...
SharePoint Connector for
              Confluence
 Sharepoint
    SharePoint
  SharePoint

                      Document...
Blend the two
        “Shiki” and “WherePoint”
Wiki
                     Sharepoint

                           SharePoint

The Details
    Wiki
                                            Sharepoint

                                             ...
Questions?
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint
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Confluence is often at the center of a number of different enterprise systems. This session discusses different integration scenarios with Confluence and common enterprise systems, like portals and SharePoint.

Customer Speakers: Peter Jones of Autodesk, Charles Hall of EADS Astrium

Partner Speaker: Rob Castaneda of Customware

Key Takeaways:

* Common Confluence integration scenarios and approaches
* Understanding Confluence's role alongside other collaboration tools

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How Confluence Plays Well with Others — from CRM to SharePoint

  1. 1. Integrating Confluence with Enterprise Apps Robert Castaneda, CEO - CustomWare
  2. 2. Integrating Data and Systems   Where does data really live?   Pass by value vs Pass by reference   The evolution of an idea o Unstructured Knowledge Capture – Wiki o Structured Data – Enterprise System
  3. 3. Example – CRM Integration (Pass by Reference)
  4. 4. Social Integration – Feedback System
  5. 5. Business Veolocity Copyright © 2001-2009 CustomWare
  6. 6. Integrating Confluence with BEA Aqualogic Portal Charles Hall, EADS Astrium Ltd Mark Boxall, Chapter 26
  7. 7. Who we are Europe’s leading satellite A Specialist Solutions provider for manufacturer, number 3 worldwide. colllaborative business systems. www.astrium.eads.net www.chapter26.com
  8. 8. Astrium Portal   BEA Aqualogic Interaction 6.1, aka ALUI Federated Search Collaboration Publisher Analytics Aqualogic User Interaction Server API Remote API
  9. 9. Astrium Portal   Why use the Portal as a starting point? o Strategic platform for all new web applications o Offers users single sign-on o Over 2,000 monthly unique users from user population of 10,000
  10. 10. Collaboration Landscape Enterprise Portals Webinars Email Collaborative Scale Shared Workspaces Collaborative Document Management Calendar Net Wikis Instant Meeting Messaging s and P2P Blogs Personal Ad hoc Collaboration Structured Scope Source: Butler Group
  11. 11. ALUI: Communities & Portlets   Communities o Shared workspace for a group of users o A container for projects   Projects o Offers shared calendar, document space, action tracking, forums   Portlets o Applications shown within a personal or community page
  12. 12. Portal & Wiki – The Vision   Integrated into Communities
  13. 13. Portal & Wiki - Feedback   Does the wiki replace the portal?   Can you improve access to the wiki?
  14. 14. Evolution   Vision of wiki spaces mapping to communities too restrictive Personal Wiki Portlet provides more general access
  15. 15. Evolution   Users want a seamless experience o Upload documents from the wiki UI into Portal Collaboration
  16. 16. Evolution   Chapter 26 & Astrium partner again to develop a server-side web service to return a login token, for use within a custom Confluence plug-in   Specifically for uploading documents from Confluence into Portal in a seamless fashion.
  17. 17. Solution Architecture
  18. 18. Linking things up   Community Portlet - Scenario 1   Federated Search - Scenario 2   Single Sign On - Scenario 3
  19. 19. Linking things up   Community Portlet
  20. 20. Linking things up   Community Portlet o Uses Portal user identity to request login token from the SSO Plugin o Token appended to URLʼs within the portlet
  21. 21. Linking things up   Federated Search
  22. 22. Linking things up   Single Sign On
  23. 23. Linking things up   Direct access to a wiki page: o Portal allows a URL to be constructed which targets a given portlet o Querystring parameters dictate target of Wiki portlet (space key, page id)   Advantages: o Seamless authentication, direct passage to the wiki page
  24. 24. Q & A
  25. 25. Autodesk and Wiki …and a little SharePoint too
  26. 26. Collaboration Systems at Autodesk Salesforce
 Jira
 Jira
 Sharepoint
 SharePoint
 Wiki
 Perforce
 Clarify

  27. 27. SharePoint Connector for Confluence Sharepoint
 SharePoint SharePoint
   Document management (versions, access)   “Face” to other groups in company   Calendars and lists  Expose Wiki content via connector  Company Standard  Managed by divisional and outsourced groups Wiki
 Wiki  Project pages  Team spaces  Less structured information   How-to pages, etc  Managed by divisional team  Expose SharePoint content via connector
  28. 28. Blend the two “Shiki” and “WherePoint” Wiki
 Sharepoint
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  29. 29. The Details Wiki
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  30. 30. Questions?

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